FOUNDER, PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE - "Three of my biggest passions are the African Bush & Wildlife, Photography and teaching others what I have learnt. Therefore the opportunity to combine these three when leading Safaris with At Close Quarters is something special…"

A first for some of our guests!

The unseasonal winter rain meant that we did not go on drive yesterday morning. Instead, our guests enjoyed some extra sleep and a hearty breakfast together. Morning training consisted of two sessions where we taught guests various wildlife photography techniques and skills such as panning shots, spotlight photography and freezing motion. Once the rain had…

Chilling with the Lions

The cold front and chilly weather didn’t affect our guests’ spirits as they arrived at the Black Rhino Private Game Reserve, ready and eager for our Wildlife Photography Essentials Workshop. After a light lunch we jumped straight into the first lecture, photography basics. Guests learnt essentials such as the exposure triangle, camera settings and shooting…

Karula – The Queen of Djuma

Afternoon Drive – 3 August We headed off on our afternoon drive still on a high from our earlier Cheetah sighting. We followed up on some leopard tracks stopping along the way at some fantastic photo opportunities. We captured some great images of a juvenile African Harrier Hawk in flight as well as a Hammerkop…

Cheetah Brothers

Afternoon Drive – 2 August After a great start with many photo opportunities on our first two drives of the Safari we had breakfast  followed by our first post-processing session. Our guests had the opportunity to learn more about shooting out in the field, camera setting and some great tips and tricks when editing their images.…

The Birmingham Males

Afternoon Drive 1 August 2015 Yesterday was the start of another Big Cat Safari. Our guests arrived keen to get going and find some cats to photograph, but before that we enjoyed a fantastic light lunch getting to know each other with a beautiful view of some buffalo at the waterhole in front of the…

Periscope on Safari

We’re trying something new and exciting! So here’s how it works and how you can join us. Periscope is a new social media app that uses live video broadcasting. This app will give us the ability to take you live on Safari with us, obviously depending on when we do have signal in the bush.…

Leopard Brothers

I love the Sabi Sands quite simply because I love Leopards. When it comes to viewing and photographing these beautiful cats this is undoubtedly one of the best, if not the best location in the world. Add to that, the fact that we go out with guests who have all come for the same thing,…